Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
G. was born circa 1874 in
Chernobyl, Ukraine. From his early youth he had a desire
for music. He traveled with the quartet of the Schwartz
At the age of nineteen he
came to London and here sang in the synagogue. The
manager Rubinstein took him into the troupe to perform
in singing roles., and since then G. has acted for about
twenty years in London, also traveling to South Africa
together with the Wallersteins. He also acted in
Argentina with Morris Axelrad and very often in Paris.
In the summer of 1914 G. acted in Iasi with Aschkenazy.
In wartime G. was as a naturalized Englishman interned
for two years in Germany, and after returning to
England, he performed there again on the stage.
On 10 October 1926 G. came
down with a long illness and passed away in London. He
came to his eternal rest in the Eastham Cemetery.
M. E. from his wife.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 251.
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